The Rise Of Thomas Cromwell

Power And Politics In The Reign Of Henry Viii, 1485-1534

57a487b20e391.jpg Author Michael Everett
Isbn 9780300207422
File size 2.9 MB
Year 2015
Pages 376
Language English
File format PDF
Category Biography

Book Description:

How much does the Thomas Cromwell of popular novels and television series resemble the real Cromwell? This meticulous study of Cromwell’s early political career expands and revises what has been understood concerning the life and talents of Henry VIII’s chief minister. Michael Everett provides a new and enlightening account of Cromwell’s rise to power, his influence on the king, his role in the Reformation, and his impact on the future of the nation.

Controversially, Everett depicts Cromwell not as the fervent evangelical, Machiavellian politician, or the revolutionary administrator that earlier historians have perceived. Instead he reveals Cromwell as a highly capable and efficient servant of the Crown, rising to power not by masterminding Henry VIII’s split with Rome but rather by dint of exceptional skills as an administrator.

 

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